Padma Shastri

Padma is a Special Correspondent and looks after Central govt and political parties. She has special interest in local history of Indore and Malwa region, art and architecture.

Articles by Padma Shastri

Depositors rue fate as Co-op Dept sleeps

MADHYA PRADESH, they say, is the best place to cheat unaware and economically weak depositors who invest their life savings in credit cooperative societies. The societies just need to convert into cooperatives under MP Swayatt Sahkarita Adhiniyam 1999 and they are free to flout laws or misappropriate depositors? money with no regulatory authority to keep them in check.

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Published on Jan 27, 2006 11:34 PM IST
None | By, Indore

No info officers in courts even after 3 months

THE INDORE High Court bench and subordinate courts have not appointed Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer even after three months of the enactment of the Act. The Jabalpur and Gwalior HC benches too don?t have this provision, sources said.

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Published on Jan 25, 2006 02:35 PM IST
None | By, Indore

No info officers in courts even after three months

THE INDORE High Court bench and subordinate courts have not appointed Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer even after three months of the enactment of the Act. The Jabalpur and Gwalior HC benches too don?t have this provision, sources said.

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Published on Jan 25, 2006 12:26 PM IST
None | By, Indore

?Expectations from RTI high?

RIGHT TO Information Act 2005 has raised public expectations for speedy response and redressal to their problems. State Chief Information Commissioner T N Shrivastav who arrived in the City on Friday to hold parleys with administrative officials and citizens to assess the Act?s outcome spoke to Padma Shastri about its impact.

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Published on Jan 07, 2006 08:44 PM IST
PTI | By, Indore

RTI Act : Officials dilly-dally over providing information

THE RIGHT to Information Act-2005, which aims to contain corruption and hold governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the citizenry, is being flouted by government officials. The delay caused in providing information has put the future of several children at stake.

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Published on Jan 06, 2006 12:36 AM IST
PTI | By, Indore

Easier access to foreign liquor likely

STATE EXCISE Department will create a licence for imported foreign liquor from next financial year. The Excise Commissionerate has sent a proposal to the State Government with an appeal to amend Foreign Liquor Rules-1996 for creation of the new licence.

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Published on Jan 05, 2006 11:58 AM IST
PTI | By, Indore

Pipaji, a saint devoted to social awakening

MALWA HAD been under the influence of renowned seers who, from time to time, awakened its people from dogmatic rituals and showed them the true path of religion. Aside from the king turned saint Bhartrahari and Adi Shankarachaya who weeded out unwanted elements from Hinduism at a time when worship was reduced to folk gods, the contribution of saint Pipaji in social, cultural and religious awakening of Malwa, Rajasthan and Gujarat during 14th century is no less significant.

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Updated on Apr 05, 2004 02:16 PM IST
PTI | By, Indore
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